Data on Children and Youth in North Carolina

Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program (CHAMP)
CHAMP is coordinated by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics and measures the health characteristics of children and youth (ages 0-17) in North Carolina, including body weight, nutrition, and physical activity. The CHAMP telephone survey asks adults to report on a child in their household.
North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
In North Carolina, the YRBSS is coordinated by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among middle and high school students.
North Carolina Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)
In North Carolina, PedNSS is maintained by the Nutrition Services Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health. PedNSS monitors the nutritional status of low income children in federally funded maternal and child health programs.

North Carolina Nutrition and Physical Activity Surveillance System (NC-NPASS)

NC-NPASS is maintained by the Nutrition Services Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health. NC-NPASS provides data for children seen in Public Health sponsored Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and child health clinics, as well as some school-based health centers.

2012 NC-NPASS Data: Obesity in Children Ages 2 to 4 *

Table: County obesity rates
Table: Obesity by race, ethnicity, and gender
Map: Geographic distribution of obesity by county
Map: Geographic distribution of overweight by county
Map: Geographic distribution of obesity and overweight by county
Chart: Obesity/Overweight trends 1995-2011
Chart: Obesity/Overweight by race/ethnicity

* NC-NPASS data for children ages 2 through 4 are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level. The majority of the children ages 2 through 4 included in the 2012 NC-NPASS data are from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program. Children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old. 2012 Data on children 5 years and older will be posted at a later date once all the data from child health clinics are processed.


2011 NC-NPASS Data: Obesity in Children Ages 2 to 4 *

Table: County obesity rates
Table: Obesity by race, ethnicity, and gender
Map: Geographic distribution of obesity by county
Map: Geographic distribution of overweight by county
Chart: Obesity/Overweight trends 1995-2011
Chart: Obesity/Overweight by race/ethnicity

* NC-NPASS data for children ages 2 to 4 are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level. All children ages 2 to 4 included in the 2011 NC-NPASS data are from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program. Since children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old and lacking other health department data sources for children 5-years of age and older, 2011 NC-NPASS data will not include county-specific rates for children ages 5 and older.


2010 NC-NPASS Data: Obesity in Children Ages 2 to 4 *

Table: County obesity rates
Table: Obesity by race, ethnicity, and gender
Map: Geographic distribution of obesity by county
Charts: Obesity by race/ethnicity, Obesity trend

* NC-NPASS data for children ages 2 to 4 are reflective of the population at 185% of the federal poverty level. Approximately 85 to 95% of the children included in the NC-NPASS sample for ages 2 to 4 are WIC participants. Since children are not eligible to participate in WIC once they become 5 years old, the sample size for NC-NPASS data received from the child health clinics was not adequate to calculate county-specific rates for children age 5 and older.


2009 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Obesity

Trends in Overweight and Obesity
Tables showing Overweight by age, Hispanicity, and gender
NC Map Showing the geographic distribution of the prevalence of overweight children 2-4, 5-11, 12-18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 4
County-specific BMI for Ages 5 to 11
County-specific BMI for Ages 12 to 18


2008 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Obesity **

Trends in Overweight and Obesity
Tables showing Overweight by age, Hispanicity, and gender
NC Map Showing the geographic distribution of the prevalence of overweight children 2-4, 5-11, 12-18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 4
County-specific BMI for Ages 5 to 11
County-specific BMI for Ages 12 to 18

** Please note the following terminology change for 2008 childhood data:
2008 - Obesity ( >= 95th Percentile) & Overweight (>= 85th and < 95th Percentile)
2007 (and earlier) - Overweight: ( >= 95th Percentile) & At Risk For Overweight ( >= 85th and < 95th Percentile)


2007 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

Trends in Overweight
Tables showing Overweight by age, Hispanicity, and gender
NC Map Showing the geographic distribution of the prevalence of overweight children 2-4, 5-11, 12-18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 4
County-specific BMI for Ages 5 to 11
County-specific BMI for Ages 12 to 18


2006 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

Trends in Overweight
Tables showing Overweight by age, Hispanicity, and gender
NC Map Showing the geographic distribution of the prevalence of overweight children 2-4, 5-11, 12-18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 20
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 4
County-specific BMI for Ages 5 to 11
County-specific BMI for Ages 12 to 18


2005 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

Trends in Overweight
Tables showing Overweight by age, Hispanicity, and gender
NC Map Showing the geographic distribution of the prevalence of overweight children 2-4, 5-11, 12-18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 4
County-specific BMI for Ages 5 to 11
County-specific BMI for Ages 12 to 18

2004 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

Trends in Overweight
Tables showing Overweight by age, Hispanicity, and gender
NC Map Showing the geographic distribution of the prevalence of overweight children 2-4, 5-11, 12-18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 18
County-specific BMI for Ages 2 to 4
County-specific BMI for Ages 5 to 11
County-specific BMI for Ages 12 to 18

2003 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight (Published March 2004)

2003 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

2002 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

2002 NC-NPASS Data on Childhood Overweight

Data on Children and Youth in the United States

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
YRBSS is coordinated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the national level. YRBSS is a school-based survey that monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among middle and high school students.
National Immunization Survey (NIS)
NIS is coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Immunization Program in partnership with CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. NIS uses random-digit dialing to survey households with children aged 19 to 35 months. Among the data it collects are data on national and state breastfeeding rates.
Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS)
PedNSS is coordinated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the national level. PedNSS monitors the nutritional status of low income children in federally funded maternal and child health programs.

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